Jordan

May 28, 2014

Under Jordanian labour laws, an unlicensed change of activity is considered a violation of the law, and the number of Egyptian workers in violation of the law is unofficially estimated to be between 750,000 and one million workers.
05:59 GMT

Until now they have not been deported despite the decision having been made in the hopes that their affairs can be reconciled and the problem solved by paying the fine.

May 27, 2014

Syrian envoy Bahjat Suleiman was given 24 hours to leave by Jordanian authorities (File/AFP)
19:00 GMT

The Syrian National Coalition called the expulsion of Assad's envoy to Jordan a "great victory," Monday, despite Amman attempting to downplay the incident.

Elissa loves to make her fans feel loved wherever they're from in the Arab world. (Image: Facebook)
07:24 GMT

Lebanese superstar Elissa congratulated Jordanians on the happiest day of their lives!

Azraq refugee camp is Jordan's newest camp for Syrian refugees. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

The UNHCR says Jordan's Azraq refugee camp is now home to over 6,000 Syrian refugees.

The 67th Cannes festival opened on May 14 and closed on Sunday. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

Young Jordanian directors see in Cannes exposure an opportunity for Jordan’s film industry.

May 26, 2014

The Syrian ambassador was asked to leave the country after he repeatedly insulted the kingdom of Jordan. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

Syria has chosen to expel the Jordanian diplomatic envoy in response to Amman expelling the Syrian ambassador Monday.

Dolly Shahine getting all fixed up in one of her own designs, perhaps. (Image: Facebook)
11:00 GMT

We knew she was a fashionable diva, but Dolly Shahine can even design her own gowns!

May 24, 2014

The Pope pictured with King Abdullah in the Vatican last month (File/AFP)
19:08 GMT

Pope Francis was greeted by King Abdullah and Queen Rania upon his arrival to Jordan for a three-day visit to the Middle East.

May 22, 2014

Estimation of the uranium resources in the central region are expected to increase as more exploration is carried out by JUMCO in the 350sq.km area.
03:29 GMT

The plant, he said, will have a capacity of 300-400 metric tonnes per year and can be expanded to 1,500 metric tonnes per year at a later stage.

May 19, 2014

Many refugees as well as Jordanians returning home after fighting among the ranks of Islamist rebels in Syria  have crossed into the Kingdom through the border crossing in Ramtha (File Archive)
07:17 GMT

At least one gunman and several others were wounded this weekend when Jordanian border guards clashed with militants along the Syria border.

May 15, 2014

Rowan Atkinson (aka "Mr. Bean") hitting up Petra on Wednesday (Image courtesy of Petra).
05:00 GMT

The actor who played Mr. Bean in the comedy show decided to hit up our region's ancient landmark of Petra.

May 14, 2014

Mobile penetration in Jordan reached 156 per cent at the end of 2013, with 10.3 million mobile subscriptions, according to official figures.
03:55 GMT

Mobile penetration in Jordan reached 156 per cent at the end of 2013, with 10.3 million mobile subscriptions, according to official figures.

May 13, 2014

Jordan's Ambassador to Libya, Fawwaz Eitan leaves Marka Military Airport on May 13, 2014 in Amman where he arrived following his release, a month after being kidnapped, in an exchange for a jihadist jailed for plotting bomb attacks. (AFP/KHALIL MAZRAAWI)
12:43 GMT

Jordan's Ambassador to Libya, Fawwaz Eitan leaves Marka Military Airport on May 13, 2014 in Amman where he arrived following his release, a month after being kidnapped, in an exchange for a jihadist jailed for plotting bomb attacks. Ambassador Fawaz Aitan was kidnapped three weeks ago in Tripoli by masked gunmen as he was being driven to work. They shot at his car and wounded his driver. AFP PHOTO/KHALIL MAZRAAWI

The Jordanian ambassador was kidnapped by gunmen earlier this month. (AFP/File)
07:09 GMT

The Jordanian ambassador who was kidnapped in Libya last month has been freed.

"When we discussed with Jordanian authorities how public money should be spent, we proposed more expenditure on health and education, and less on energy subsidies,” Lagarde explained.
01:20 GMT

"When we discussed with Jordanian authorities how public money should be spent, we proposed more expenditure on health and education, and less on energy subsidies,” Lagarde explained.